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Title: The Onset of the English Agricultural Revolution: Climate Factors and Soil Nutrients
Author: Tello, Enric
Martínez González, José Luis
Jover i Avellà, Gabriel
Olarieta, José Ramón
García-Ruiz, Roberto
González de Molina, Manuel
Badia-Miró, Marc
Winiwarter, Verena
Koepke, Nikola
Keywords: Política agrícola
Història econòmica
Ús del sòl
Nutrients (Medi ambient)
Revolució industrial
Agricultural policy
Economic history
Land use
Nutrients (Ecology)
Industrial revolution
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: The MIT Press
Abstract: he English Agricultural Revolution began during a period of climate change in which temperatures decreased significantly. Lower temperatures meant less bacterial activity, a slower release of mineral nitrogen into cultivated soils, and a shorter growing season for crops a combination that tended to diminish yields. The English farmers reacted by increasing the flow of organic matter and manure into the soil, thus mitigating the negative effect of the colder temperatures to some extent. When the temperatures rose again, the faster mineralization of soil organic matter led to bountiful yields that encouraged English farmers to continue with these innovative strategies. The upshot is that the English agricultural revolution was more a discovery than an invention, that induced by a combination of climate challenges, social and institutional settings, and market incentives.
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It is part of: Journal of Interdisciplinary History, 2017, vol. 47, num. 4 (Spring), p. 445-474
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ISSN: 0022-1953
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Història Econòmica, Institucions, Política i Economia Mundial)

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